One Hundred Bridges in a Single View

百橋一覧

Japanese
Edo period
about 1823 (Bunsei 6)
Artist Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849), Publisher Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Hokusai (2013), #87; Hokusai: The Peter Morse Collection of Sumida City (2009), #258; Lane, Hokusai Life and Work (1989), #262

Dimensions

43.2 x 56.9 cm (17 x 22 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.20221

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.17581 (fragment of later edition), 11.20221 (first edition, intact)

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Combined seal of artist and publisher: Hokusai aratame Iitsu/Eijudô/Nishimura no in

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection